October 2021 | Archive

I'm trying an experiment where I use Notion to save all of the interesting articles that I read this past month. Follow me at @blakeir (Updated: 11.03.2021)
A Novel Framework for Reputation-Based Systems
And You Will Know Us by the Company We Keep
David Rockefeller’s Rolodex Was the Stuff of Legend
Narrative Distillation
NoPixel and The New Creator Auteurs
OpenSea: The Reasonable Revolutionary
Spatial Interfaces
The days are long but the decades are short
The Ponzi Career
** A Twitter Troll's Take on the Future of Investing
Adele’s success will be measured in cultural impact – not sales
Am I Too Late?
Axie Infinity Economics 101
Ben Horowitz explains the rise of crypto
Beyond Smart
Can Shopify Stop Sneaker Bots?
Crypto Investing Strategy From VC Who Backed FTX, Solana
DAOs: Absorbing the Internet
Deconstructing Fortnite: A Deeper Look At The Battle Pass
DeFi 2.0
Demystifying OlympusDAO
F1 Driver Lewis Hamilton’s Plan to Revolutionize the Sport
FIFA Without FIFA? EA Sports Weighs Reboot of Showcase Game
Game economy design essentials, part 2: Best practices
How David Perell writes an essay
How Hip-Hop Helped Cash App Grow Faster
How Istanbul became the Silicon Valley of the mobile gaming industry
In a Galaxy Far, Far Away, I Was Almost Anakin Skywalker
Interview: Jason Crawford, nonprofit founder
Italic: leading the revolution in consumer-to-manufacturer (C2M) internet commerce
Jim Casey: The Unknown Entrepreneur Who Built The Great UPS
Jokr and Personalized Instant Commerce
LinkedIn’s Alternate Universe
MegaCycles in Tech & Crypto
Remystifying Supply Chains
Research as Understanding
Rethinking Concentration Risk in B2B Fintech Infrastructure
Second-Order Thinking: What Smart People Use to Outperform
Sequoia Productive Capital
Startups Galore
The evolution of decentralized banks: Abracadabra Money
The Faux-Culture of Internet Fandoms
The fundamentals of game economy design
The Future Of Money: A Complete Revolution
The Great Competition to Give Away Money
The high-return activity of raising others' aspirations
The Nasty Logistics of Returning Your Too-Small Pants
The Post-COVID, Post-Manhattan Plans of Keith McNally
The scapegoating of Peter Thiel
The Token Race
Tokens are a New Digital Primitive, Analogous to the Website
Web3's Great Gambit: Incentives for the Almost Impossible
What's Headless E-Commerce?
What's Next for Creator Platforms? Learning to Sell
Why Everything is Suddenly Getting More Expensive — And Why It Won’t Stop
Willingness to look stupid
Working Multiple Jobs
‘I Could Never Abandon Them’: Neopets Users Play On